- Dec 7, 2018
Whoops..I meant Ladder 112..Steve
Engine 68 and Ladder 49 were back to back from 1947 until their new quarters were built in 1979. E68 was originally a combination company but it’s original house on Ogden Avenue had only a single, deep bay to house the steamer, hose wagon, and ladder truck.Older NYC firehouses were built with horse stables to the rear of the apparatus. They also were built to house an engine and a steamer - two pieces - both requiring horses, so they are typically deep quarters.
I don't know why FDNY built a new firehouse for Engine 220 (old Brooklyn Fire Department Engine 20) next to their old BFD firehouse and located Ladder 122 in the old 1883 BFD firehouse instead of building a new combined firehouse for both companies back in 1907.